The Hancock Inn and Fox Tavern

Select Registry member since 1971
A romance with history defines the experience at New Hampshire’s oldest inn, the Hancock Inn circa 1789.
33 Main Street Hancock, NH 03449
The Hancock Inn and Fox Tavern

The Editors of Yankee Magazine recognized The Hancock Inn for having the Best Historic Vibe in their 2019 "Best of New England," Editor’s Choice Award issue. Since 1789, The Hancock Inn has offered “Food for the Hungry, Drink for the Thirsty and Rest for the Weary”. The interior design reflects period charm with modern amenities carefully integrated to provide a relaxing, home-away-from-home stay.

Set in a quintessential New England village – the town green with a bandstand, a Meetinghouse with a white-steeple in which hangs a bell cast by Paul Revere to ring in the hour, the Hancock Market and Fiddlehead’s Café across the street providing local conveniences, cuisine & color, a pond for swimming, kayaking or ice skating at one end and an apple orchard at the other – and surrounded by rolling hills laced with clear ponds and streams and the majestic Mount Monadnock, the inn serves as a convenient base for a wide range of excursions in New Hampshire.  Wherever your lodging plans take you be sure to stay with a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire.

The Monadnock region is home to many artists, making ours a wonderful destination for summer stock theater, open studio tours, concerts, antiquing and unique shopping. Unspoiled yet easily accessible, the Hancock Inn, and it’s restaurant which is a benchmark for the region, is a perfect get-away.


Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Restaurant On Site, Pub/Tavern Site, National Historic Registry, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services,

Food & Wine

The Hancock Inn's Fox Tavern is open seasonally, five nights a week, May - October, and celebrates New England’s seasons with menus that star our community’s food producers. During the high season our menu changes repeatedly as it keeps up with the availability of seasonal ingredients. Produce and proteins arrive from over 20 regional producers.

In the off-season months the Fox Tavern opens for holidays and events, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Valentines and Easter.

Our hearty breakfast includes fresh fruit, house made granola, local coffee roasted in small batches in nearby Peterborough, eggs as you like them, our famous pancakes with maple syrup from Hancock, homemade sausage and corned beef hash and our homemade breads and more.

Meals Offered: Breakfast , Dinner

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Full

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables

Alcohol Permits: Beer , Wine , Spirits

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments , Complimentary Early Coffee Tea , Evening Cocktails

Rooms & Suites

The 13 rooms and 1 suite at The Hancock Inn have been lovingly refurbished using a mixture of antiques and reproduction furniture appropriate to a 225 year old building. Each room is named after a person relevant to the history of the inn and has a personality all its own, so a visit to our website to view them is encouraged! Every room has a private bath (outfitted with hairdryer, luxury toiletries and 2 bathrobes), air conditioning, free landline phone service, television with built in dvd player and free Wi-Fi internet access. Relax in your room or enjoy the common spaces of the inn to read, play a game or sit by the fire when it’s cold outside. When the temperatures are warm you might choose to rock on the porch or play a game of croquet in the back yard. Make yourself at home at The Hancock Inn.

Accommodations: Suites

# of Rooms: 14

Beds: Twin, Double, Queen, King

Room Entertainment: Cable TV, DVD Blu-Ray Players, Video Library

Handicap Accessible: Limited

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Telephones, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Restaurant On Site, Pub/Tavern Site, National Historic Registry, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services

Location Type

Location Type: Small Town/Village, Rural


Pet-Friendly: Limited

Innkeeper's Pets: Inside

Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Yes

Weddings & Events

The Hancock Inn is one of New England’s gems in one of New England’s quintessential villages. Whether you choose to have your wedding with us or elsewhere in the region, we welcome you to regard The Hancock Inn as your country home for you and your family and friends on your very special weekend.

Wedding/Events Capacity: 50-99

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopment

Wedding Services & Amenities: Wedding Planner, Caterer

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Reception Seating: 75 indoors. 150 outdoors.

Max Capacity Outdoor: 150

Business Travel & Events

From casual gatherings to corporate receptions, the Inn offers businesses the tranquility, privacy and personal service required to help create a unique meeting experience.

# of Meeting Rooms: 3

Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social

Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering

Meeting Facilities: Indoor

Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 15 - 25

Max Capacity Boardroom: 25

Max Capacity Classroom: 100 in adjoining facitlities

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Promotion!

For every $500 Select Registry gift certificate you purchase, receive a $100 bonus certificate*!  This offer won’t last long so be sure to take advantage of our cyber sale before it’s too late! (Offer expires Monday, November 29, 2021)
*All $100 promotional gift certificates will be emailed within one week of purchase.